Assistive Technology

Assistive technology supports children and young people to access the information they need, using technology or skills. Access to the right technology can make a real difference, helping to increase opportunities to learn, whilst developing independence skills.

The areas of support may include:

  • Assessment and recommendation of technology
  • Equipment trials and loans
  • Training in the use of the following technologies and programs:
    • Magnification technology
    • Screenreader technology (OCR)
    • Braille technologies
    • Touch-typing skills
    • Mainstream technologies with accessible features (e.g. iPhone with voiceover, large text, zoom)
    • IOS and Android applications for a variety of tasks (e.g. Seeing AI, KNFB Reader, barcode readers)
  • Supporting community accessibility
  • Self-advocacy development
  • Sound field systems

How they do this

  • Individual therapy
  • Small groups
  • Remote services and telehealth (Skype)
  • Working alongside parents/carers and key people in the child’s life
  • Clinic-based and within community settings including home
  • Education and training to teachers and support staff

Outcomes

Our specialist will work with you and your family to develop goals to suit your child’s individual needs. Progress and outcomes will be monitored and reported to track your child’s progress.

We’re here to help.

If you have a question, want some more information or would just like to speak to someone for support, click on the links below and we will be able to help you.

Call us 08 8100 8200ContactReferral information

Feel good knowing your family can access the information they want.